Automotive Service Technology

40% of the automotive service workforce is age 45 or older, so there will be a large need for new technicians to replace those who retire.

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Median Earnings

(earnings range: $10 - $30/hr.)


Projected Job Growth

to 2024
+5% (National)
+6% (Michigan)

Graduation cap

Education Levels

of current workers
44% high school diploma
22% some college
11% associate degree
3% bachelor's degree

Students enrolled in the associate degree program complete the same technical courses as the automotive service certificate program plus liberal studies courses which further prepare them for employment as service technicians and may increase the opportunity to advance their career. Graduates of the associate degree program can more seamlessly continue their education anytime in the future through a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs. 

Depending upon your interests, job opportunities in automotive service exist in a wide array of settings including manufacturer specific dealerships, independent repair facilities, specialty service providers, and fleet maintenance and repair facilities. 

Earnings, job growth and education levels noted are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (National), and CareerOneStop/U.S. Department of Labor (Michigan).